The annual Scott Mardi Gras Parade has undergone a schedule change due to forecasted inclement weather this coming Saturday, February 3. Originally slated to begin at 11 a.m., the parade will now start an hour earlier at 10 a.m., following consultations with local meteorologists and City of Scott officials.

This year's parade route remains unchanged, beginning and ending at Delhomme and Apollo. The decision to reschedule is a precautionary measure to avoid the heavier rains predicted for the later part of the day. The Scott Business Association, responsible for organizing the event, announced the time change in a Facebook post, emphasizing the need to adapt to the weather forecast to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants and spectators.

Residents and visitors planning to attend the parade are advised to adjust their schedules accordingly, with the new start time necessitating earlier arrivals. The parade's earlier start also means road closures will begin 30 minutes sooner than initially planned, with barricades set up at 9 a.m. to facilitate the parade going off without a hitch.

Attendees are encouraged to plan their travel and parking strategies in advance, considering the earlier road closures. The parade's earlier start also serves as a reminder for residents not attending the event to anticipate and plan for potential traffic changes and road closures in the area.

The Scott Business Association, along with the City of Scott officials, extends its gratitude to the community for their understanding and flexibility in accommodating this change. The safety and enjoyment of all involved remain a top priority as the city of Scott gears up to celebrate one of the biggest local Mardi Gras traditions, even if it's just a little earlier than planned.

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